'Chekka Chivantha Vaanam' plays by the rule book of the customary gangster flick etched in the minds of generations of movie goers. The Mani Ratnam recipe for an audio-visual narrative aided by natural performances on screen, endures the shortcomings to shore up the experience to manageable levels!
Vishwaroopam-II mounts a valiant attempt to complete the experience offered by the first installment, riding on the multi-faceted Kamal Hassan’s abundant talent. A faltering narrative and incoherent screenplay are to blame, for it cannot do anything more than play second fiddle!
On their honeymoon, young Florence Ponting faces difficulty in being intimate with her husband, Edward Mayhew. In spite of having known him for quite a while with a wonderful courting period, she had never been intimate with him and had never been able to discuss it openly with her companion. Language: English Running Time: 110 min Rating: R Release date: 07 September 2017 Directed by: Dominic Cooke Produced by: Elizabeth Karlsen Stephen Woolley Written by: Ian McEwan Based on: On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan Starring: Saoirse Ronan Billy Howle Emily Watson Anne-Marie Duff Samuel West Adrian Scarborough Music by: Dan Jones Shot by: Sean Bobbitt Editing by: Nick Fenton Distributed by: Lionsgate Bleecker Street What's Hot The writer, Ian McEwan, (who wrote the original book as well) has handled a delicate topic in a really mature fashion. The fact that he has been able to bring the audience into the tale without taking sides of either Edward or Florence for the most part, needs to be appreciated. Ian’s dialogues are also simple without any air of superiority making it easier to empathize with both the protagonists. Saoirse Ronan as Florence Ponting is impeccable and she aces a pretty difficult role using her body language. The way she enthusiastically mouths every sentence brings the part to life. Her chemistry with the male lead, the stark difference with which she interacts with her overbearing mother and that of her husband’s and her remarkable [...]
If not judged within minutes of the film’s screen time, Thiruttu Payale 2 is an engaging thriller that rides on the back of some solid showing from the main cast and an interesting set of scenarios presented by the director on the social media obsession prevalent today.
Humble Politician Nograj is a rip-roaring political satire that has Danish Sait perform fabulously. In spite of it being a one-man show mostly, the way the director has managed to bring in other characters and a good plot in to the proceedings shows immense effort.